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Delaware Loosens Zero-Tolerance Policy Involving Most Weapons in Schools
Local schools boards in Delaware have been given more discretion in how to handle incidents involving students bringing weapons other than guns to school.
A bill signed late last month by Gov. John Carney moves away from a zero-tolerance approach and gives school boards and charter school boards more discretion on a case-by-case basis in deciding whether to suspend a student for possession of a deadly weapon other than a firearm.
The measure was prompted by the case of a Brandywine district student who was suspended for five days in 2015 after two credit-card knives were found in his backpack.
Vol. 37, Issue 08, Page 5Published in Print: October 11, 2017, as Delaware Loosens Zero-Tolerance Policy Involving Most Weapons in Schools